NAHCO endows professorial chair in aviation economics at BUK
Nahco aviance has endowed a professorial chair in aviation economics at the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
The endowment would enable the chair carry out research in aviation economics in particular and the aviation industry generally, Nahco aviance said in a statement.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the company, Alhaji Suleman Yahyah, saying in Kano “that Kano deserves such an honour being the first city to receive an aircraft in Nigeria as far back as 1930s.”
Explaining the choice of Kano, Yahyah said Kano is one of the centres of excellence in Nigeria, adding that Kano has several hundreds of years of history of commerce, dating back to transSahara trade.
Yahyah said: “The Mallam Aminu Kano Airport was the first airport established in West Africa in 1930s and our core business in nahco PLC is aviation handling. So when we decided as a company to realign our CSR from mere donations, and interventions and support to longerterm sustainable support, we felt that BUK having sustained a tradition of academic excellence and who had bred several champions who are today in positions of leadership in various sectors of Nigeria economy, this should be one of our first port of call.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, said that the money coming with the research will go a long way in training doctorate students in the area of Transport Economy, holding annual conference in transport economy and publishing the reports of the conference.